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last night, the night of september 11, militants fired a rocket in a the u.s. consulate in benghazi, killing ambassador stevens, and three other americans. tonight, they are being remembered. we have team coverage. ken wayne says the pentagon is already taking action, but we begin at uc berkely and a candlelight vigil at stevens old fraternity. >> reporter: that vigil just wrapped up about a half hour ago. these students did not know stevens, but they were inspired by his life. tonight, they lit candles in his honor, and projected a photo of stevens on the side of the house, for a man people say had great dreams and a good heart. >> my name is chris stevens, and i'm the new u.s.ambassador to libya. >> reporter: this video shows him introducing himself last may. before stevens left the u.s., he spoke with steven browning. >> very earnest, and somewhat humbled by the task was about to undertake. i think he was very conscious of the enormity of the task. >> reporter: it was a dream come true for the bay area native. >> he was just a great, all around guy. one of those guys from school
in a rocket attack at the u.s. embassy in benghazi. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau now to tell us what happened and what sparked the violence. >> reporter: at this hour it's unclear who is responsible for the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens. stevens and three other americans were killed on a rocket strike on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors allegedly angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are airing on cnn. a former pentagon spokesperson is suggesting the attacks might have been coordinated and linked to the 9/11 anniversary. the jib january government is condemning the attacks. stanes -- president obama is calling him a courageous representative of the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton say there is is profound sadness over his death. alison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> protestors climbed the embassy walls, they ripped down the american flag, and replaced it with an islamic banner. the embassy staff had already been evacuated ahe
ship in the port of -- of benghazi. he risked his life to stop a tyrant and then gave his life to help build a better libya. the word needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister -- chris stevens. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning and told her he will be a hero by many nations. shawn smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief, temporary assignment. he was a husband to his rife, heather, with whom i spoke this moving -- morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up proud of their father for the service he gave to our country, the service that took us toback and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew them to libya is both noble and necessary and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction
with the attack on the american continue lat in benghazi. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. american warships are on their way to the coast of libya now and several marines have been deployed as well. there is a report from british newspaper claiming the united states has early warnings about the attacks in libya. coming up at 6:15 you will get the reaction from the obama administration to that report when we get a live report from our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> time is 6:04. it's going to take several hours before the power is back on to at least a dozen homes in hayward. power is out. went out about 1:00 this morning. a driver crashed into a power pole on campus drive. now the pole and its wires there they are down on the road. witnesses say the female driver hit it and kept driving. >> i heard pop pop pop no skid marks or anything. and then our power went out. we came outside and people all across the streetcars all smashed up. >> we still don't know what caused that crash with police. as you can see here it took the driver into custody. no o
with the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other american were killed in that attack. u.s. warships are heading to the coast of libya and several marines have been deployed as well. coming up for you at 5:15 we will take you live to the washington, d.c. bureau. we'll get the latest on a british report that the obama administration has been denying. >>> new video of a strip mall fire in antioch. investigators say an arsonist may be responsible for this. it happened on l street and sycamore drive at 10:45 last night. firefighters think someone set a rooftrees behind the stores on fire. the fire spread to one of the stores. no one was hurt. no arrests have been made. firefighters are also investigating another fire that happened about a block away. >>> we also have new information on a fire that has forced classes to be canceled at a school in menlo park. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is at beachwood elementary with more on what investigators discovered about the building. >> reporter: pam, the menlo park fire chief says the building that
, it is calmer -- benghazi. and before admissions here. and around key government installations. security building. we have seen an uncrease in security there. and a lot of concern that there might be more attacks carried out by the militant groups. whether this attack was preplanned to happen on third baseman or was it just a protest over the amateur video that got out of hand. >>> when the news broke, we were speaking to witnesses in benghazi and it was a protest that became violent. it is getting clearer and clearer. and we are hearing the same thing here in libya from government officials that this is most likely a preplanned attack carried out by islamic extremist groups. they may have used the protest as a diversion or a cover up for their actual plans to attack the consulate yesterday from the libyan speaker of parliament. addressing the world. saying they will not allow libya to be used by the militant groups to carry out what he calls revenge attacks and that they did occur and coincide with the anniversary of september 1 1-rd and hinted that it was carried out by islamic extremi
, libya, four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. u.s. embassy chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack. u.s. warships are headed to the coast of libya and a group of marines has also been deployed. >>> a british newspaper is claiming that the u.s. had early warnings about the attack in libya. we'll get reaction from the obama administration from that when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> 7:07. well, service rating for -- ratings in san francisco, for muni, they had a 57% on-time rating in august. that compares to 53% in march. muni blames this on a shortage of drivers and then they say a number of employees have called in sick lately. >>> let's check in with sal. i heard you mention that normally friday light, kind of not happening. we got off to a bad start. highway 4 is one of them. we had some late-running roadwork in the construction zone in antioch and pittsburgh pittsburg. the roadwork is gone. now the backup is pretty solid from antioch all the way out to concord. on this friday, when some
chris stevens was killed in benghazi, his family finally has the chance to make funeral arrangements. rita williams talked to his -- talked to his parents who will remember him as an advocate around the world. >> brand- -- brand-new baby. >> reporter: a proud mother shared these proud photos of me about a little boy who loved life life, was a matter in disguise. >> that was chris. you never saw him without a smile. >> reporter: he grew up to the be -- to be the ambassador in libya. while vacationing in yosemite on september 7ing, she -- on september 7th, she learned he had been killed. >> after the first shock, you are kind numb and then you do what has to be done. >> reporter: we were sitting right here. so at that time, i was not in -- really not able to talk. but i did stand up. >> she stood up out of respect for the caller, president obama. ♪ >> reporter: she and chris's stepfather met privately with the president when chris's body was returned to american soil. >> he was cremated and i brought the ashes back. >> reporter: he will be interred next to his grandfather. >> i think
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